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“Who Are You?” If You Are Not at the Schuster Center as Rock Meets Orchestra in a Celebration of the Music of The Who



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138
awhitehead@daytonperformingarts.org 

DAYTON, OH (January 8, 2016) – On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Music of The Who, the second concert in the 2015–2016 Dayton Freight Rockin’ Orchestra Series. Guest conductor and arranger Brent Havens will take the podium for a night of the biggest hits of The Who played by his band Windborne and backed by the big orchestral sound of the Dayton Philharmonic.  Associate Sponsor for this performance is Miller Valentine Group.

Part of the 1960s British influx into U.S. rock ’n’ roll, The Who has been described as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Rolling Stone Magazine listed seven of The Who’s albums in their “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and this mega rock group won the Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement in Live Music Award in 2006.  The Who have been credited as early examples of the “power pop” genre, and with their 1969 album Tommy, they became the originators of the rock opera.

Founder of the band Windborne, Brent Havens has been writing music for television, theatrical movies, music libraries and industrial productions since 1980.  Windborne’s first live production of classic rock music with orchestra was in late 1995 with The Music of Led Zeppelin.  Windborne now has twelve different classic rock shows to its name, and since that first performance in 1995, band members have traveled the world playing their music with orchestras great and small. Windborne band members include Brody Dolyniuk on vocals and guitar, Dan Clemens on bass, Powell Randolph on drums, Allegra on electric violin, George Cintron on guitar, and Bart Kuebler on keyboards, with all band members joining in on background vocals.  Windborne is led by Brent Havens, who will also guest conduct the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, bringing these two massive sounds together in a tribute to one of the most prolific rock bands of the last several decades.

Audience members will be thrilled to hear Windborne interpret the huge hits of The Who, including “Baba O’Riley,” “Who Are You?” “I Can’t Explain,” “Substitute,” “I Can See for Miles,” “Going Mobile,” “Squeeze Box,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “The Real Me,” “Join Together,” “You Better You Bet,” “Love, Reign o’er Me,” “My Generation,” and  “Magic Bus,” as well as classic hits from the rock opera Tommy, including “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “See Me, Feel Me,” and, of course, “Pinball Wizard.”

The Who’s massive rock anthems will be filling the Schuster Center to the rafters on January 30.  Will you be there?  “You Better You Bet!”

Tickets for Music of The Who range from $29 to $81 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org.  Senior, teacher, student, and military discounts are available at the box office. For more information on the concert of on other upcoming performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org.

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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